Long Range Planning

Long range planning is the process of identifying the community's vision and goals for the future and identifying the strategies that will be necessary to achieve the community's objectives. 

Long range planning utilizes knowledge of existing conditions, including land uses, community services, demographic trends, and environmental characteristics, to project future needs and enable orderly and sustainable growth and development. 

Public participation, which helps to ensure that future plans meet the needs of local citizens, is vital to the long range planning process.